Translation of train in Spanish:


tren, n.

Pronunciation /treɪn//treɪn/


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    tren masculine
    diesel/electric train tren diesel/eléctrico
    • fast train tren expreso / rápido
    • local / slow train tren que para en todas las estaciones
    • to take the train coger el tren
    • to travel/go by train viajar/ir en tren
    • to send sth by train mandar algo por ferrocarril
    • we met on the train nos conocimos en el tren
    • to change trains hacer transbordo
    • train service servicio de trenes
    • train timetable horario de trenes
    • the train journey el viaje en tren
    • the train fare is ... el boleto en tren cuesta ...
    • We made good time out of San Antonio and saw lots of freight trains on the sidings.
    • Included in the deal was the carriage by train to Oxenholme station.
    • Very early trains were signalled by Railway Policemen on the line-side, with red and green flags.
    • More mail will be moved by train, but this will be mainly bulk mail carried during the day, and mail will no longer be sorted on trains.
    • Hardly had these words been uttered when a train of wagons arrived from the village and drew up outside the mess hall.
    • We spent the rest of our time in town watching freight trains noisily pass over the diamond.
    • Much of the travel was aboard a charming little narrow-gauge railway train hauled by elderly puffing steam locomotives.
    • Yesterday he enjoyed chatting with the engine driver and looking at the trains at the National Railway Museum in York.
    • On Sunday and Monday the railway will run additional trains using locomotives and coaches shown in the film, including the Green Dragon No.957.
    • Many communities traversed by freight trains have raised the issue of the whistles.
    • If you are first time visitor, don't try to go there by train since the railway station is very confusing.
    • He went by bicycle down to the railway, then by train to Christchurch, by tram to the Square and on foot to College.
    • There has also been a considerable investment in commuter trains and light railway rapid-transit systems to ease congestion on roads and pollution.
    • Sure enough, the railway mortar fired several times, and the train began to move forward.
    • For instance, if I zoom down to my estate in east London I can clearly make out parked cars, or the trains on the nearby railway.
    • Those travelling by train from Sligo railway station can now get their tickets at the touch of a screen.
    • In fact, there will be no more locomotives pulling the train because each carriage has its own engine.
    • The train wasn't quite as crowded, though the police were doing crowd control Japanese railways style to keep the trains moving without too much delay.
    • I travelled by foot, by hitch-hiking and by clambering onto the wagons of freight trains.
    • In others areas too much traction power has been fed into trains, causing the motors to shut down.
    • I wanted a story that moved like a freight train dropped off the edge of a cliff.
  • 2

    • 2.1

      (of servants, followers) séquito masculine
      (of servants, followers) cortejo masculine
      (of mules) recua feminine
      (of mules) reata feminine
      a train of mourners un cortejo fúnebre
      • the king arrived, with jesters in his train el rey llegó seguido de su séquito / cortejo de bufones
      • the depression brought many social problems in its train la depresión tuvo como secuela / acarreó muchos problemas sociales
      • in the train of revolution came an upsurge in nationalism tras la revolución hubo un renacimiento del nacionalismo
      • Normally she had a train of courtiers surrounding her, but this was a private matter.
      • Sattahip has not produced much traffic for rail, although I believe a train of oil tank wagons did run each night for a time.
      • Regally an hour and a half late, Ermias arrives with a train of 20 family members, bodyguards and aides.
      • Pack trains were capable of moving very considerable quantities of goods, often through difficult terrain.
      • He had quite a train of coolies with him, carrying himself and his baggage through the dense forests.
      • Action must be taken quickly to get smaller off-road vehicles or mule trains ready to distribute food before the snows fall.
      • She was accompanied by a train of servants including cooks.
      • A man dressed like an aristocrat in silk lead a train of servants out of the jungle and down the beach.
      • On that day, a train of local dignitaries, shareholders, local MPs and the Lord Mayor of York travelled the full length of the line.
      • He is reported to have been wealthy and to have kept a train of boy attendants and also to have provided dowries for many girls of Acragas.
      • The next morning, he knocked on her door, just as she burst out of it, followed by a train of servants carrying cases and valises.
      • Chilton had held third for much of the race, stubbornly refusing to allow a train of cars past him with some excellent defensive driving.
      • A train of twenty-eight mules would carry about four tons, a similar number of horses about three tons.
      • At Dalkeith Castle on August 3rd, King James himself, in a crimson velvet jacket, rode in with a train of horsemen.
      • No amount of imperial bluster, disciplined armies or powerful artillery trains could impress these hardened tribes.
      • He established guards for his artillery trains and directed that a liaison orderly be sent from each battery to brigade headquarters.

    • 2.2(of events, disasters)

      serie feminine
      train of thought
      • to lose one's train of thought perder el hilo (de las ideas)
      • our minds had followed quite different trains of thought habíamos seguido líneas de pensamiento muy distintas
      • to be in train estar en marcha
      • to put/set sth in train poner algo en marcha
      • In other words, the treatment brought about a train of negative consequences for the group.
      • The gratuitous killing was the beginning of a shocking train of events that 13 years later has led her to Yorkshire in search of a new and better life.
      • Is the train of tragic events that follows a manifestation of its destructive nature?
      • This train of events brings to mind the early days of the Nixon Administration.
      • As Keith writes, no one can be completely sure of the exact train of events that day - only of the outcome.
      • Idleness is the greatest curse that can fall upon man, for vice and crime follow in its train.
      • History had become a thriving discipline in nineteenth-century Germany, and philosophy of history followed in its train.
      • The last two books deal in particular with the industrial expansion of the early part of the century, and the degradation that followed in its train.
      • However, instead of continuing on the train to bad health, why not actually stop and listen to your body's inner voice?

  • 3

    • 3.1(of dress, robe)

      cola feminine
      Tim will carry her train Tim le va a llevar la cola
      • Long trains over trousers and grass skirts add another dimension.
      • She studied her customer for a second, then just as quickly began to take off the train, then each piece of the dress.
      • The bride, given in marriage by her father, looked radiant in a white satin dress with a train of satin lace with matching headdress.
      • She was dressed in an overly and unnecessarily long dress that left a train that seemed to serve as an effective floor sweeper.
      • She screamed and shoved her way out of his hands and down the hallway, her long dress's train trailing behind her.
      • She wore a train on her wedding dress 2,000 ft long in an attempt to get into the Guinness Book Of Records.
      • The bridesmaids wore lilac strapless gowns with puddled trains, and carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet.
      • A silk satin column wrap train dress was pretty and poised, while the silk velvet tuxedo turned out a new spin on menswear.
      • Sarah stepped up on the stage and Stephanie flipped the train so that the dress fanned out.
      • Her dress resembles a beach featuring rocks at the bottom with fish and pearls, sewn and painted and even a train of octopus tentacles.
      • A formal daytime wedding is when the bride wears a white, ivory or pastel colored floor length gown with a train and a long veil.
      • He had carried her all the way to his horse, the long train of her blue dress trailing behind them, and placed her in front of him in the saddle.
      • This time it is very different because Isaiah sees there the Lord high and lifted up and the train of his robe filling the temple.
      • Her outfit was a voluminous lace affair without shape or style, and I couldn't see her own shoes from the grubby train of her dress.
      • You know, what if I step on my train and tear my dress?
      • She was dressed in a clingy serpent green gown with a long train and a humongous collar.
      • Her eye mask was pushed upon her forehead and her bathrobe rope trailed after her like a train of a wedding gown.
      • A train of long red velvet cuts the stage in two like a river of blood.

    • 3.2Technology
      (of gears)

      tren masculine
      • As our simulations show, a rouleau of flat RBCs behaves quite differently from a train of ellipses of the same size.
      • The authors were able to predict the magnitude of facilitation but not its rate of growth during a train of impulses.
      • The engines had twin overhead camshafts which were gear driven via a train of gears coming from the rear of the crankshaft.
      • Contact between the cams and the tappets in the valve train span the mixed and boundary regions.

    • 3.3(fuse)

      cebo masculine
      mixto masculine
      train of gunpowder cebo / mixto de pólvora

transitive verb

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    (athlete) entrenar
    (soldier) adiestrar
    (child) enseñar
    (accustom) acostumbrar
    (accustom) habituar
    (animal) enseñar
    (to perform tricks etc) amaestrar
    (to perform tricks etc) adiestrar
    (employee/worker) (in new skill etc) capacitar
    (teacher) formar
    you've trained your dog very well tienes el perro muy bien enseñado
    • your husband's very well trained tienes a tu marido muy bien amaestrado
    • he was trained at the College of Music es egresado del College of Music
    • he was trained as a painter estudió pintura
    • he was trained for the ministry lo educaron para el sacerdocio
    • they are being trained to use the machine los están capacitando en el uso de la máquina
    • they were trained in the use of firearms los adiestraron en el uso de armas de fuego
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    (ear/voice) educar
    (mind) formar
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    (plant) guiar
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    (gun) apuntarle a algo/algn con algo
    to train sth on sth/sb enfocar algo/a algn con algo
    • she's had her sights trained on stardom from the first ha tenido la(s) mira(s) puesta(s) en el estrellato desde el principio
    • he kept the pistol trained on me all the time me estuvo apuntando / encañonando con la pistola todo el tiempo
    • last week all eyes were trained on Geneva la semana pasada todos los ojos estuvieron puestos en Ginebra

intransitive verb

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    (receive instruction)
    (nurse/singer/musician) estudiar
    they trained together in York estudiaron juntos/juntas en York
    • she's training to be a nurse/teacher estudia para enfermera/maestra
    • he trained as a carpenter aprendió el oficio de carpintero
    • she trained as a singer/lawyer estudió canto/abogacía / derecho
    • to train for the ministry estudiar para sacerdote
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